Prof. Dr. Ida Parwati, dr.SpPK(K)PhD
Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran – Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital Bandung – INDONESIA
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is causing a global health crisis. Without immediate action, the world will face a post-antibiotic era in which common infections cannot be treated. Alert to this crisis, the World Health Assembly adopted a global action plan on AMR with five objectives in 2015: to improve awareness and understanding of AMR; to strengthen knowledge through surveillance and research; to reduce the incidence of infection; to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents; and to ensure sustainable investment in countering AMR. Indonesia is one of the countries highly affected by AMR, further aggravated by multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. In 2015 the Ministry of Health formulated a national regulation initiating the AMR control program (PPRA) with the main tasks to advise the ministry, and to plan and implement containment strategies of AMR through multi-sectoral approaches. Implementation of antimicrobial stewardship program, surveillance and antimicrobial usage monitoring has just started in some referral hospitals.